Health and Community Services Complaints (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I just want to make a small contribution in relation the bill. I commend the work that has been done in the preparation of this bill, particularly the committee of inquiry, to deal with this question of those who purport to practise. As the Minister for Consumer and Business Services, I have to consider regulation of a lot of professions, and this is one of them. Medical and health practice is a serious profession that has serious consequences if it is not administered safely.

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Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018. This is a bill to amend the Mining Act 1971, the Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 and the Opal Mining Act 1995.

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Supporting people at risk of domestic violence

Recent initiatives of the Marshall Liberal Government aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence have shown promising results in their first month of operation.

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Laws enabling redress scheme begin operation

Laws enabling South Australia’s participation in the National Redress Scheme have now come into effect, allowing non-government institutions to register to take part and people to lodge applications relating to South Australian organisations.

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Surrogacy Reform

Ministerial Statement

Surrogacy is the practice of a woman becoming pregnant with a child who may or may not be genetically related to her, carrying the pregnancy and giving birth to the child for another family, who may then become the legal parents of the child. Surrogacy is a complex and sensitive subject that raises many ethical, legal and other issues and implications. It is a topic that attracts strong and often conflicting views.

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Public comment now open on surrogacy reforms

The Marshall Liberal Government is calling for members of the public to have their say on proposed surrogacy reforms, in response to a new report highlighting a range of areas for reform.

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Greater transparency for the ICAC

The government has today reintroduced a bill to Parliament aimed at delivering greater transparency to South Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog, a key election commitment made by the Marshall Liberal Government to ensure open and transparent Government.

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Gambling regulation reforms pass State Parliament

The State Government has welcomed passage of legislation to progress important reforms to the way the gambling sector in South Australia is regulated.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for presenting the same. Other speakers have outlined significant demand for us to be alert and active in remedying this scourge on our community, particularly women and children.

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Extended police station opening hours delivered

The Marshall Liberal Government is fulfilling its promise to extend the opening hours of police stations at Glenelg, Henley Beach, and Norwood, with the new hours coming into effect tomorrow.

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